Meet the Team

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health.  We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. 

As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. We appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, our team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.

Our dental hygienists are highly trained and experienced in providing thorough, gentle hygiene care that helps protect your dental health. Like our other patients, we’re sure you’ll also find our hygiene team to be friendly, helpful and a pleasure to visit!

Zahra Afsharzand, DMD

Zahra Afsharzand, DMD

Comprehensive Dental Specialist – Cherry Hill, NJ
Cosmetic, Implant, Sleep Apnea & More!
New Jersey Prosthodontist Certification #5584

Dr. Afsharzand was a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine from 1994-2017. She is a former group leader and is currently a part time clinical associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She established Cherry Hill Dental Excellence in 2004, providing general and specialty prosthodontic dental treatment in a unique clinical setting. She is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, the American Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Association and the American Dental Association.

Cherry Hill Dental Excellence offers a high level of care with focus on quality patient relationships.  Her practice is committed to making sure every dental experience is comfortable, personalized and affordable. She is part of a trusted Cherry Hill tradition of clinical excellence, offering state-of-the art services.

Dr. Afsharzand has two grown daughters, one just graduated college and her other is just starting college. Dr. Afsharzand continues to excel her knowledge and skills by going to numerous continuing education courses.She enjoys painting, yoga, likes to travel in her free time and recently started pursuing scuba diving as a hobby.


  • American College of Prosthodontics (ACP)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Southern Dental Society of New Jersey (SDSNJ)
  • New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA)

Prosthodontists specialize in the restoration and replacement of teeth. These dental specialists receive two years of postdoctoral, specialized training. Rigorous training and experience provide prosthodontists with the special understanding of the dynamics of the smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth, and the creation of tooth replacements. Serving as the architect” of a dental treatment plan, prosthodontists collaborate with general dentists, specialists and other health professionals to develop solutions to your dental concerns.

Margaret in black shirt and glasses

Margaret Stone CDA, RDA, RDH

Margaret is a registered dental hygienist who loves her career. She graduated from the Camden County Dental Hygiene Program in 1992. Margaret has been recognized by the American Dental Association for outstanding achievement in dental hygiene which she is an active member of the Southern New Jersey Dental Hygiene Association, serving on the board since 2011.

Margaret complements our practice with her many years of experience in the dental field. She enjoys helping our patients achieve and maintain optimum dental health, with the latest hygiene techniques. Margaret has a friendly, caring and positive attitude that she shares with all of us, every day.

Ms. Kim Wicken

Kim Wicken, RDH

Kim joined Cherry Hill Dental Excellence in 2015. She is a registered dental hygienist with many years of experience and graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2000 with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene.  She has experience with periodontal, cosmetic, and pediatric dental specialist.  Kim believes that patient education is key to good oral health and strives to support every patient with their individual needs.

Kim met her husband shortly after graduating and moved to New Jersey in 2001.  They married in 2003 and have 3 kids, 1 boy and 2 girls.  In her spare time, Kim enjoys volunteering at school and watching her kids plays sports.

Casie Donaldson

Casie Donaldson, RDH

Casie has recently joined our amazing team bringing her nine years experience as a Dental Hygienist. She graduated from the Camden County Dental Hygiene program in 2013.

She enjoys being part of a team that provides such a high level of care and the latest cutting edge technology.  She is a dedicated clinician and a team player who works well with her co-workers.

Outside of work, Casie enjoys traveling with her fiance and friends and being with her 2 dogs Mazzie and Zayla.